Friday, January 15, 2010
Sleep eluded me yet again,
leaving me to walk around in my fog filled bubble.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Growing up, family game night was
Monopoly or Operation.
Twister if we had company.
For my boys, Rockband! (Beatles version, of course.)
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Death is like a wisp of smoke that seeps under the door,
smoothly wrapping itself around your ankle and
wrenching you to the ground.
Monday, January 18, 2010
We heard the sound of the diesel engine
long before we could see it.
It was a mad dash to the window, kids and adults alike.
Smiles on our faces, hands in the air as the world’s
friendliest garbage man stops in front of our house.
Now the day can begin.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
“It’s okay, brother. You can hold my hand if you want.”
The world could use a little more brotherly love.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Ahh, the sun, long hidden—showing it’s face,
making people do strange things.
I went for a run . . . damn.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
In a moment of self-reflection,
I realize my “Florence Nightingale” skills max out
after twenty-four hours,
just as “suck-it-up” mode kicks in.